Satellites Are Quietly, Constantly Watching Us
In a few short decades, the movement and activities of large swaths of Earth's humans can be tracked at all times.
Hacker Finds He Can Remotely Kill Car Engines After Breaking Into GPS Tracking Apps
“I can absolutely make a big traffic problem all over the world,” the hacker said.
Big Telecom Sold Highly Sensitive Customer GPS Data Typically Used for 911 Calls
A Motherboard investigation has found that around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data.
Watch Wolves Claim Their Territories in GPS Map of Their Movements
The cryptic lives of gray wolves in Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park are revealed through stunning GPS location maps.
This New Atomic Clock Is So Precise Our Ability to Measure Gravity Constrains Its Accuracy
NIST's new atomic clocks will help create the world's most precise map of how Earth's gravity warps spacetime.
The Military-Industrial Complex Roots of GPS
The evolution of the global positioning system, the greatest non-internet idea to come out of the Space Race, and why the military initially hobbled it.
Following a Google Map to Nowhere Is Easy. Getting Out Is Hard
The connected map, the GPS dot, is a different sense of safety than the static map.
I Broke My Phone Biking 180 Miles Alone in Europe
Without being able to reliably use GPS, I felt lost.
When Is It Time to Disobey GPS Directions?
“She had ignored her phone’s instructions.”
Toronto’s New Auditory ‘Beacons’ Will Help Blind People Navigate Downtown
They transmit navigation data directly to blind people’s phones.
How the On-Demand Economy Works Where Google Maps Gets Lost
Companies like Uber want to capture emerging markets, but some consumers aren’t on their map.
How an Airline Tragedy Brought GPS to the Masses
The Soviet shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 in 1983 spurred Ronald Reagan to open the US military’s satellite-based Global Positioning System for civilian use.